Cultivate. Educate. Celebrate. At the Idaho Botanical Garden, we do all three of those with style and passion. From local musicians to locally grown grapes for wine, our events focus on celebrating Idaho’s uniqueness. The landscape provides a stunning backdrop for the community to interact and celebrate.
Bug Day – August 20!
Learn about the exciting world of bugs in an adventurous environment! Earn a “Certificate in Bugology,” purchase edible insects, play bug bingo, participate in Insect Olympics, catch live bugs, and meet the experts.
Fall Harvest Festival – October 1-2!
Celebrate the fall season in the Garden. Among the creative Scarecrow displays, you can enjoy live music, hay rides, games, and kid’s activities.
“It’s cooler in the Garden!” Picnicking in the Garden on a long summer evening with live music is a great Idaho tradition.
Grow the Garden Party – Save the Date: June 23rd, 2017
Grow the Garden Party is a playful fundraiser in the Garden featuring spectacular local food and cocktails, silent and live auctions and music.
National Public Gardens Day celebrates America’s public garden and their role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide.
Garden enthusiasts look forward to this event each spring. The Idaho Botanical Garden Plant Sale offers water-wise and unique plants for your private garden.
Show off your creativity and gardening skills by entering the annual Potluck Auction & Container Design Contest at the Boise Flower and Garden Show March 18-20! Entry deadline of March 11!
Enjoy a variety of delightful private gardens in the historic Collister area of Boise’s North End. Now in its 30th year, the Garden Tour is a fundraiser for the Idaho Botanical Garden, its plants and programs.
Scarecrow Stroll – throughout October
Scarecrows can be found peeping out around the trees and shrubs welcoming guests to the Garden for the Eighth Annual Scarecrow Stroll!
You may have seen the Garden in bloom in summer, but have you seen it glow in the winter?
The Plein Air Painters (PAPI) and the Idaho Botanical Garden invited Garden members, guests, staff, volunteers, and the Board of Directors to the 12th annual painting event at the Garden.
In partnership with the Idaho Wine Commission, the Idaho Botanical Garden welcomed back Savor Idaho, Idaho’s premier wine and food event.
The Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society is hosting their 23rd Annual Koi and Goldfish Show at the Idaho Botanical Garden on Saturday, August 27th 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to this FREE event!
The Idaho Botanical Garden & the University of Idaho continue this popular and important community forum. Speakers provide attendees with examples, tools & information useful for gardening in Idaho.
The Garden is honored to be the recipient of multiple sculptures created using recycled steel and other materials by the late Dr. Max Kaslo CDR USNR. Help us celebrate the arrival of these amazing pieces at the opening ceremony of the Gregory and Kay Hardy Kaslo Art in the Garden.
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